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Software and Training Newsletter, March 2017

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Dear Subscriber,

In this edition of our Software & Training newsletter, we focus on an Entertainment Partners Movie Magic software update and reveal the new integration between Global Vista and Digital Purchase Order. We also introduce CrewStart™, Sargent-Disc's new stress-free crew and employee onboarding system, integrated with Sargent-Disc's award-winning, UK payroll.

We also catch up with one of Sargent-Disc's supported scholars undertaking the Production Management Diploma at the National Film and Television School, a Movie Magic Academic Partner. 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 and CrewStart™.

Movie Magic Now Compatible With macOS Sierra

Movie Magic


Following a recent update from Entertainment Partners, we are pleased to announce that Movie Magic is now fully compatible with macOS Sierra. Follow the steps provided in this article to download and install the new version of the software.

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DPO Integration with Global Vista



Sargent-Disc is pleased to announce that the award-winning Digital Purchase Order now integrates with the industry standard Global Vista Accounting software, enabling Production Accountants to save time and reduce repetitive data entry.

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NFTS Academic Partnership Update


Sargent-Disc is delighted to provide scholarship support for two students taking the Production Management for Film Diploma course at the National Film and Television School (NFTS). One of the latest recipients, Kieran Nolan Jones, shares his experiences at the school so far.

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Movie Magic Academic Partnership Programme Update


We welcome the Icelandic Film School in Iceland, École supérieure d'études cinématographiques in France, Afilm International Film Workshops in Spain and the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology in Ireland as new Academic Partners, and look forward to working with you.

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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Introducing CrewStart™


Sargent-Disc is delighted to announce the availability of CrewStart™, its stress free crew and employee onboarding system, for UK payroll clients. Processing crew and employee start forms and issuing contracts can be time consuming and often involves duplication of effort with the risk of mistakes in copying data. As the latest addition to the Digital Production Office® suite of software, CrewStart™ is designed to streamline this process.

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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: 19 April 2017 and 24 May 2017
Time: 10:00
Fees: n/a

Introduction to Movie Magic Scheduling

Location: Pinewood Studios
Date: 12 April 2017 and 17 May 2017
Time: 10:00
Fees: £250 (plus VAT)

Introduction to Movie Magic Budgeting

Location: Pinewood Studios
Date: 12 April 2017 and 17 May 2017
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


CrewStart™ Demo


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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Processing crew start forms, issuing contracts and calculating daily rate vouchers can be time consuming and often involves a duplication of effort with risk of mistakes or omissions. Sargent-Disc's CrewStart™ application is designed to streamline this process - leading to a stress free on-boarding experience for the production crew and artistes.

Sign up for an online demo to go paperless on your next production or email for more information.

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 Hasan


Hasan Salim recently joined Sargent-Disc as I.T. Technician. Some of his main responsibilities include maintaining the internal network of Sargent-Disc and providing application support to end users. We would like to welcome Hasan 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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