The development site expansion spans almost 52 hectares of the former Leavesden Airfield, next to the existing studios and The Making of Harry Potter tourist attraction.
Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden celebrated 10 years in September 2022.
About 10% of the land for the development is in Watford borough – with the rest in the Three Rivers district.
The planning committee of Three Rivers District Council has given approval for the firms’ proposed “masterplan” for their site.
Mr Jeffree said at a meeting of the Watford Borough Council’s planning committee: “One thing that is perhaps a slight disappointment is that all the excitement is happening on the inside.
“It’s a very functional building from the outside but Tom Cruise is on the inside.”
Councillors said Warner Bros had been a “good neighbour” since it took over the site in 2010, the Local Democracy Reporting Service said.
Emily Stillman, the studios’ senior vice president, said Warner Bros was “focused on the demand for high quality television shows”.
Although the two councils have approved the plans, the Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove will have the opportunity to rule on the expansion.
A spokesperson for the Department for Levelling Up said the application remains “under consideration”.
Warner Bros said there was more demand for “high-end” TV shows, such at the Game of of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon
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