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Software and Training Newsletter, December 2014

Sargent-Disc & EP Financial Services at Cannes 2013

Dear Subscriber,

In this edition of our Software & Training newsletter we bring you news of the recent upgrade for Movie Magic software, now available for OS X Yosemite for Mac.

We also cover the Payroll World Awards which took place in London this Autumn, where Sargent-Disc was delighted to be awarded the Specialist Payroll Provider Award.

We have an update on our Movie Magic Academic Partnerships Programme: we welcome new Academic Institutions and the recipients of this yearís Sargent-Disc Production Management Scholarship at the National Film & Television School.

Finally, read on for more information about our software services and future training opportunities.

Free Update for Movie Magic Software


A free update for all registered users of Movie Magic Scheduling 5 and 6 and Movie Magic Budgeting 7 is available for download now.

This update includes compatibility with OSX Yosemite for Mac users.

Please visit the Entertainment Partners website to access the downloads for Movie Magic Budgeting and Movie Magic Scheduling.


Payroll World Awards


Sargent-Disc is delighted to be the recipient of this year's Specialist Payroll Provider at the National Payroll World Awards 2014.

On their decision, the judges said: "Sargent-Disc operates in the highly specialist and demanding TV and film industry. HMRC has a particularly strong compliance focus on the sector and on top of this Sargent-Disc operates in a non standard PAYE environment, is internationally experienced and has moved from a paper to an online platform."

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National Film and Television School Partnership Update


Sargent-Disc welcomes two new Production Management Diploma students as recipients of this year's Sargent-Disc Scholarship at The National Film and Television School. Congratulations Sarah Evans and Katie Moriarty-Hopper.

We hear from Tom While, last yearís recipient of the Scholarship, who tells us about his time on the course and what he has been up to since leaving the NFTS.

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Sargent-Disc Movie Magic Academic Partnerships Update


We welcome Helsinki Metropolia Unviersity of Applied Sciences in Finland, the National Digital Skills Centre in Ireland, and the University of Portsmouth in the UK as new Academic Partners. We look forward to working with you all in the future.

The Academic Partnership programme is open to educational institutions that already offer or are considering offering courses in production using Movie Magic Budgeting and Movie Magic Scheduling software. The programme is designed to provide valuable insight into the best practices of real-world budgeting and scheduling.

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Sargent-Disc Training

Sargent-Disc offers a range of training courses on EP software tailored to your requirements from our offices in Pinewood Studios. Skillset bursaries are available for eligible freelancers and permanently employed applicants.

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Introduction to Vista Accounting
Location: Pinewood Studios
Date: Wednesday 21 January 2015
Time: 10:00
Fees: n/a

Introduction to Movie Magic Scheduling

Location: Pinewood Studios
Date: Wednesday 14 January 2015
Time: 10:00
Fees: £250 (plus VAT)

Introduction to Movie Magic Budgeting

Location: Pinewood Studios
Date: Wednesday 14 January 2015
Time: 14:30
Fees: £250 (plus VAT)

Email to book your place or to discuss your training requirements.

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Movie Magic Training for Screen Training Ireland



Sargent-Disc visited Dublin in October to provide Cost Reporting, Movie Magic Scheduling and Movie Magic Budgeting training courses for Screen Training Ireland. Over 85 industry professionals took part in the training over the course of 4 days, and we look forward to working with Screen Training Ireland and their associates in the future.

How to get the software


SD Production Card


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The Sargent-Disc Production Card, in association with Barclaycard, is one product in the package of Accounting and Payroll services Sargent-Disc offers. Designed to make production simpler the Sargent-Disc Production Card offers a secure alternative to handling large amount of cash on production.

Click here to read our Case Study on how the Sargent-Disc Production Card was used on the recent production Jack Ryan.

Software support

Sargent-Disc provides remote and telephone support in Europe for Entertainment Partnersí software. 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.

If you need assistance email
or call +44 (0)1753 630300


Marija Sargent

John Sargent

Marija Sargent, Founder of Sargent-Disc, has been running our production and corporate payroll department for over 25 years.

"It's great to be recognised by Payroll World for the Specialist Payroll Provider Award. A big thank you goes to our payroll team for all of their hard work and commitment over the years."


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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 and Vista Accounting across Europe.

Sargent-Disc's online portal, SD Online, is used throughout the entertainment industry on productions ranging from low budget documentaries and commercials to major Hollywood blockbusters. From feasibility study through to post production accounting and residual payments, Sargent-Disc is committed to offering service excellence at every stage of the production process.


During development, in production or in post, Sargent-Disc delivers a wealth of production accounting experience and industry know-how.

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With Sargent-Disc operating your payroll you will be able to divert valuable resources back to your core business, control costs and gain access to our knowledge base and expertise.

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Sargent-Disc offers a range of training options on industry standard production software including Movie Magic Budgeting, Movie Magic Scheduling and Vista Accounting.

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Sargent-Disc distributes Entertainment Partners' software throughout Europe, including Movie Magic Budgeting, Movie Magic Scheduling and Vista Accounting.

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