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Software and Training Newsletter, August 2015

Sargent-Disc at Bafta Filmmakers' Forum
 

Dear Subscriber,

In this edition of our Software & Training newsletter, we are pleased to welcome three new institutions to our thriving Movie Magic Academic Partnerships Programme.

We also look back at the Sargent-Disc BAFTA Filmmakers’ Forum which took over 195 Piccadilly on 11th July, with John Sargent sharing 1-on-1 advice on controlling costs, and how Movie Magic and Vista Accounting software can help. Laurence Sargent also took part in a sustainable production workshop looking at ways to reduce the carbon footprint of a production and introducing our new paperless Digital Purchase Order software.

Following the recent legislated changes to pensions, we provide an update on budgeting for filming in the UK.

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

Sargent-Disc BAFTA Filmmakers’ Forum

 

On Saturday 11th July, the Sargent-Disc team attended the Sargent-Disc BAFTA Filmmakers’ Forum, where John Sargent provided 1-to-1 sessions to emerging filmmakers, advising them on how Movie Magic and Vista Accounting software can simplify the process of forecasting and controlling production costs in real time.

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Digital Purchase Order


 

We introduced our new paperless Digital Purchase Order software at the Sargent-Disc BAFTA Filmmakers Forum. The innovative, mobile, award-winning, cloud-based procurement system enables decision makers to control and approve costs before payments are made. Its user friendly interface provides a fully integrated process which removes the need for multiple emails and manual circulation

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Sargent-Disc Movie Magic Academic Partnerships Update


 

We welcome the American University of Rome in Italy, SAE Jeddah in Saudi Arabia and the Tomas Bata University in Czech Republic 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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Budgeting in the UK

 

Following recent updates to legislation surrounding pensions, we provide an update on budgeting for filming in the UK.

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For more information on tax credits around the world, see the Entertainment Partners Financial Solutions website.

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: 9 September 2015 and 21 October 2015
Time: 10:00
Fees: n/a

Introduction to Movie Magic Scheduling

Location: Pinewood Studios
Date: 16 September 2015 and 14 October 2015
Time: 10:00
Fees: £250 (plus VAT)

Introduction to Movie Magic Budgeting

Location: Pinewood Studios
Date: 16 September 2015 and 14 October 2015
Time: 14:30
Fees: £250 (plus VAT)

Email training@sargent-disc.com to book your place or to discuss your training requirements.

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Digital Purchase Order Online Demonstration

 

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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 info@sargent-disc.com for log in details.

How to get the software

 

SD Online: A Multi-platform solution.

Resellers

Our reseller network

Choose from a list of resellers throughout Europe

Find a reseller

 

Order online

Order your software from the Sargent-Disc web store

Browse our web shop

 

The SD Online 2.0 multi-platform application is available to download for Android, iPhone and iPad devices. The latest version includes UK Pay scales to help our payroll clients when budgeting for the UK.

 

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 support@sargent-disc.com
or call +44 (0)1753 630300

 
 

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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.

Accounting

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

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Payroll

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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Training

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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Software

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

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