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Payroll & Accounting Newsletter - April 2015

Dear Subscriber,

In this edition of the Payroll & Accounting newsletter we are excited to introduce our new service, Digital Purchase Order.

With the start of the new tax year we bring you news on the changes to Tax and National Insurance, as well as a reminder about Auto Enrolment for your production or company.

Finally, we are running a number of Movie Magic Budgeting and Scheduling training courses. Read on to find out more.

Digital Purchase Order (DPO) is an award-winning, cloud-based procurement system that allows you to control and approve expenses in a simple and efficient way.

Sargent-Disc is delighted to announce a partnership with LeBog films and SaLA iT to form LeBog Software GmbH. The new company enables Sargent-Disc to bring Digital Purchase Order (DPO) to the entertainment sector and other industries.

Sargent-Disc has developed a modular Auto Enrolment solution designed to provide an integrated pension and payroll service for your company or production.

The solution addresses the complex needs of the film, television and media industries for a wide range of roles and contracts (short term, weekly, periodic) and direct or third party payments.

Please click here to read our insight article on Auto Enrolment.


For the new tax year, HMRC have brought in some major changes to tax and National Insurance. 

From 6th April 2015 employers will not be required to pay Class 1 National Insurance Contibutions on earnings up to a new 'Upper Secondary Threshold' for employees who are under 21.

There are also changes to Tax Coding, Shared Parental Leave and Pay, Marriage Allowance and Real Time Information (RTI). 

Designed specifically to make production simpler, the Sargent-Disc Production Card offers a secure alternative to the need for large amounts of cash on production.

Developed in association with Barclaycard, Europe's leading issuer of Visa Commercial Cards, their backing combined with Sargent-Discs industry expertise, offers security and peace of mind for production.

Please click here to read our case study on how the Production Card was used on recent productions.

Please get in touch if you would like to find our more about the Sargent-Disc Production Card.

Our Movie Magic Budgeting and Scheduling courses are approved by Creative Skillset. Eligible applicants can access up to 80% of course costs from their Management and Leadership Bursary scheme.

Each training session lasts for approximately 3 hours and takes place at our offices at Pinewood Studios.

Introduction to Movie Magic Scheduling:

27th May 10am

Introduction to Movie Magic Budgeting:

27th May 2.30pm

Introduction to Vista Accounting:

17th June 10am

Please get in touch with us for private or bespoke training requirements.

About Sargent-Disc

Founded in 1986, Sargent-Disc is an award-winning provider of payroll and residuals, auto enrolment, accounting services and production software for the entertainment industry. As the European affiliate of Entertainment Partners, Sargent-Disc distributes and provides training on EP software, such as movie Magic Budgeting, Movie Magic Scheduling and Vista Accounting.

Sargent-Disc's advanced online payroll platform, SD Online, is used worldwide throughout the entertainment industry on productions ranging from low budget documentaries and commercials, through to major Hollywood blockbusters.


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

Find out more about our Accounting services

With Sargent-Disc's award-winning payroll team operating your payroll you can control costs and divert valuable resources back to your core business.

Find out more about our Payroll services

Sargent-Disc provides bespoke training on industry standard production software Movie Magic Budgeting, Movie Magic Scheduling and Vista Accounting.

Find out more about our Training services

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

Find out more about our Software services
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