In an effort to get the country’s film and TV industries back up and running amid the global health crisis, the United Kingdom’s Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has announced that he has granted quarantine exemptions to a number of big Hollywood blockbusters, paving the way for them to resume production.
“The world’s biggest blockbusters and high-end TV shows are made in Britain,” said Dowden. “Our creativity, expertise and highly successful tax reliefs for our screen industries means that we are an in-demand location that in turn delivers a great return for our economy. We want the industry to bounce back and exempting small numbers of essential cast and crew from quarantine is part of our continued commitment to getting cameras rolling safely again.”
Among the movies which have been granted exemptions are Warner Bros.’ The Batman and Fantastic Beasts 3, Universal’s Jurassic World: Dominion, Sony’s musical adaptation of Cinderella, Disney’s live-action The Little Mermaid, and Paramount’s Mission: Impossible 7.
As part of the exemptions, the productions will only be permitted to shoot in England and cast and crew members will have to restrict themselves to a bubble, living close to the production area and avoiding entering the surrounding community.