Watford MP Dean Russell said: “When Tom Cruise’s team reached out for my assistance, I was keen to help as I know how important the film industry is to my constituency. It is fantastic that some of the world’s biggest blockbusters are shot on our doorstep.
"The Studios are an asset to our town, not just as an employer, but as a major attraction that brings in so much revenue so I wanted to do whatever I could to help the industry bounce back.
“This is excellent news not just for film lovers but the thousands of people that are employed across the screen industries and the sectors it supports.
"It’s not just the actors or the camera crews, it’s all of those working behind the scenes – and I am delighted that they can now start to think about returning to work after months of uncertainty.”