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Payroll & Accounting Newsletter, May 2012
SD & EP at Cannes

Welcome to the May 2012 edition of the Sargent-Disc Payroll & Accounting Newsletter. In this edition we keep you posted on the latest developments with the HMRC Real Time Information (RTI) pilot and are pleased to announce that the SD Production Card is now available to simplify the handling of Euro payments at no additional charge.

We are also delighted to tell you about our sponsorship of the UK Film Centre at Cannes - a hub for connecting the UK and international film industries. Supporting our focus on the UK film industry internationally we have produced an insight article on Budgeting for Filming in the UK.

We hope you enjoy the newsletter and come to meet us at the UK Film Centre if you are in Cannes!

Cannes 2012: Sargent-Disc at the UK Film Centre
Sargent-Disc at Cannes

Sargent-Disc Ltd, in association with our affiliates, Entertainment Partners, is delighted to be sponsoring the UK Film Centre 2012 – a hub for connecting the UK and international film industries. Come along to meet us and attend our International Film Financing Strategies Seminar and our 1-2-1 events.

Sargent-Disc Cannes 2012
Budgeting For Filming in the UK
Budgeting for the UK

In today's global production environment, many international film production centres are introducing or enhancing their film tax incentive offers in order to remain competitive. Without a rebate, production centres find themselves at a disadvantage when looking to attract inward investment or retain domestic production.

Budgeting for the UK
Real Time Information (RTI) Pilot
SD Production Card

Available for productions the Production Card offers a secure alternative to handling cash on production. The Sargent-Disc Production Card has been developed in association with Barclaycard, Europe’s leading issuer of Visa Commercial Cards - providing peace of mind for production.

Find out more


Real Time Information

The controlled go-live for Real Time Information started successfully on the 11th of April with 10 pilot employers. Key lessons learned so far include the importance of data quality. Our own first submissions were sent on the 11th of May as part of the second phase of the pilot that includes 300 employers and we will be working with our clients over the year ahead to make sure that everything is in place forgo-live in April 2013.

Software Support & Training
Join us in Cannes
Lara Sargent

Lara is a Director of Sargent-Disc Ltd and a Production Accountant. She works directly on feature and television productions of all sizes and understands how to support producers to get the most from their budgets.

Recent credits include : Dancing on the Edge , Hyde Park on the Hudson, Gambit , Jane Eyre, The Numbers Station, Snow White and the Huntsman, 47 Ronin and War Horse.

To meet Lara at Cannes email


Sargent-Disc's Movie Magic budgeting and scheduling  training courses are approved by Skillset to be suitable for their Management and Leadership bursaries for eligible applicants. Up to 80% of the costs of the courses can be provided by the fund.

Upcoming courses:

Introduction to Movie Magic Scheduling
15 June (1/2 day - 10am)

Introduction to Movie Magic Budgeting
15 June (1/2day - 2pm)


Using remote support software our dedicated team can bring their know-how directly to your desktop in real time from our offices in the United Kingdom.

To find out more about our software, training and where you can buy it, visit our website.

About Sargent-Disc

Founded in 1986, Sargent-Disc provides a full range of payroll, accounting and software services tailored to the needs of your production. As an Entertainment Partners affiliate, Sargent-Disc distributes EP software, such as Movie Magic Budgeting, Movie Magic Scheduling, Vista Accounting, Global Vista and Vismax across Europe.
Sargent-Disc's online payroll, SD Online, is used throughout the entertainment industry on productions ranging from from low budget documentaries and commercials, through to major Hollywood blockbusters. From feasability study to post production accounting and residual payments, Sargent-Disc is committed to offering service excellence at every stage of the production process.


In-depth industry knowledge and service excellence from feasibility study through to post production

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With over 20 years of experience Sargent-Disc pays cast and crew and residuals throughout the entertainment industry

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Courses from industry professionals, designed to meet your individual needs on all EP & Sargent-Disc software

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From script to schedule and from budget to cost report Sargent-Disc has the software solution for your production

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