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Software and Training Newsletter, December 2015

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Dear Subscriber,

In this edition of our Software & Training newsletter, we focus on getting started with Movie Magic for new users of the software. We also look at the importance of moving towards a more sustainable production process, and share some of the production industry’s eco-friendly initiatives.

We also cover the Broadcast Awards shortlist, revealed in November, marking the start of the upcoming awards season in the UK. Finally, read on for more information about our Movie Magic and Vista software services and future training opportunities, including online demos of Digital Purchase Order.

Getting Started with Movie Magic Software

Movie Magic


Movie Magic Scheduling and Budgeting training has been in high demand and Sargent-Disc has worked with a number of Academic institutions over the last few months. To support all new users we are sharing our ‘Getting Started’ guides for all those who can't make it to a training session.

Getting Started with Movie Magic Scheduling

Getting Started with Movie Magic Budgeting

Additionally, Entertainment Partners has a wide range of useful video tutorials on their youtube page BroadcastEP.

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Raising Awareness of Sustainable Production



Film and television production provides an international platform through which to encourage environmental sustainability best practice. With the need for more eco-friendly processes in production, Sargent-Disc has shone the spotlight on sustainability within the film and television industry as part of our own
Digital Production Office® initiative.

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NFTS Academic Partnership Update


Sargent-Disc is proud to sponsor two Production Management for Film students at the National Film and Television School. We are delighted to introduce the two newest recipients of the Scholarship, Alicija Kielbasa and Sorcha Bradford.

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Movie Magic Academic Partnership Programme


We welcome the Central Film School in London, the Tallinn University Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School in Estonia, and the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in Finland as new Academic Partners. We look forward to working with you 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: 17 February 2016 and 16 March 2016
Time: 10:00
Fees: n/a

Introduction to Movie Magic Scheduling

Location: Pinewood Studios
Date: 10 February 2016 and 9 March 2016
Time: 10:00
Fees: £250 (plus VAT)

Introduction to Movie Magic Budgeting

Location: Pinewood Studios
Date: 10 February 2016 and 9 March 2016
Time: 14:30
Fees: £250 (plus VAT)

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

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Digital Purchase Order Demo



Controlling cost is crucial when managing a project. Digital Purchase Order allows you to control and approve expenses in a simple and efficient way.

Join our next online demo to find out how Digital Purchase Order can simplify your purchase order workload. Email details.

How to get the software


Awards Season


Our reseller network

Choose from a list of resellers throughout Europe

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Order online

Order your software from the Sargent-Disc web store

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The 2016 awards season is nearly upon us and once again it has been an excellent year for British talent with lots to celebrate.

Congratulations to all our clients on their nominations so far and best of luck for The Golden Globes, the BAFTAs and the Academy Awards.


(Photo: BAFTA/Richard Kendal)

Software support

Sargent-Disc provides remote and telephone support in Europe for Entertainment Partners’ 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


Welcome Emma


Emma Hicks has recently joined Sargent-Disc as Marketing and Sales Assistant. One of her key areas of responsibility is managing the Academic Partnership Programme. We would like to welcome Emma to the Sargent-Disc team!

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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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