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Sargent-Disc Payroll & Accounting Newsletter August 2019
Sargent-Disc Payroll Newsletter
Dear *|FNAME|*,

We would like to thank you all for the kind messages of condolences and generous donations to Diabetes UK in memory of John Sargent, our co-founder.

The Sargent-Disc team has been very busy over the last few months. A new hot costing feature was rolled out on CrewStart™ allowing productions to easily keep track of their weekly labour costs. We have also continued supporting the industry and our partners by chairing the Production Guild's Production Question Time, attending the Royal Television Society's Student Television Awards and hosting the International Producers' Reception at the 72nd Festival de Cannes. Find out more below.
Also in this newsletter we look back at the success of the first year of quarterly BAFTA albert events; made possible through the support from albert's Official Partners including Sargent-Disc. Finally, if you are looking to brush up on your skills, we will be holding a number of Movie Magic Budgeting and Scheduling, CrewStart™ and Digital Purchase Order training courses and walk throughs - read on to find out more.
John Sargent
John Sargent, 1944 - 2019
John Sargent, co-founder of Sargent-Disc very sadly passed away on 3rd July. The Sargent family would like to thank everyone for the kind messages they have received and the donations made to Diabetes UK in John's memory.

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CrewStart™: Hot Cost Reports
A recent update to the CrewStart™ timesheets function ensures that daily hot cost reports can be generated by combining contract rate information and crew time and attendance. This feature helps to prevent mistakes and streamline the preparation of the weekly payroll.
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Production Question Time
Sargent-Disc was delighted to support the Production Guild's 2019 Production Question Time for Production Guild members, held at CVP & Arri Creative Space in London on Thursday 6th June. 

Chaired by Sargent-Disc director, Dr. Laurence Sargent, the panel discussed core issues facing the production industry today with a focus on skills and training; building the infrastructure for filming in the nations and regions; the movement of crew and kit post Brexit; and part time and flexible working.

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Congratulations to the IoD Director of the Year Award Winners
The Sargent-Disc team attended the Institute of Directors (IoD) London and South Director of the Year Awards, held at the IoD, Pall Mall, London to celebrate the achievements of all the finalists - and in particular, our own director, Dr. Laurence Sargent, for reaching the final three for the Director of the Year -  Family Business Award.
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Sargent-Disc International Producers' Reception at 72nd Festival de Cannes
Sargent-Disc hosted the annual International Producers' Reception at the 2019 Festival de Cannes, providing a fantastic networking opportunity for producers and financiers. In addition, the company supported its industry partners' activities at Cannes such as the Women in Film and Television brunch. We reflect on the highlights of this year's Festival.
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2019 RTS Student Television Award Winners
The winners of the 24th annual RTS Student Television Awards were revealed on Friday 28th June at the BFI Southbank. The awards celebrate the best audiovisual work created by undergraduate and postgraduate students across six categories. 

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MM Training
Our Movie Magic Budgeting and Scheduling courses are approved by Screen Skills. Eligible applicants can access up to 50%(employed) or 80%(freelance) of course costs from their Film and High-End TV bursary schemes.

Introduction to Movie Magic Scheduling:
Wednesday 14th August, 10am - £250 excl.VAT

Introduction to Movie Magic Budgeting:
Wednesday 14th August, 2.30pm - £250 excl.VAT

CrewStart™ Demonstration:
Tuesday 20th August, 5pm

Digital Purchase Order Demonstration:
Wednesday 21st August, 5pm

Each training session lasts for approximately 3 hours and takes place at our training facility at Pinewood Studios. Please get in touch with us for private or bespoke training requirements.
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Sargent-Disc BAFTA albert Partnership
Since Sargent-Disc announced its official partnership with BAFTA albert a year ago, we have supported the organisation with a joint presence at major industry events such as the Media Production Show and Focus. The partnership has also enabled albert to launch its quarterly events programme, inspiring the production industry to work more sustainably.

2018/2019 albert Quarterly Events:

Designing the way to sustainable costume
Lighting the way to sustainability
albert Planet Placement Launch
Setting the stage for sustainability
Congratulations Jolanta and Samantha!
Jolanta Pawlowska (Payroll Assistant) and Samantha Glen (International Payroll Technician), have successfully completed their CIPP Payroll Technician Certificates. Congratulations Jola and Sam!
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, Scenechronize SmartHub and Vista and Smart Accounting.

The Digital Production Office®, the company's suite of mobile friendly apps and software, is designed to increase efficiency and save time whilst reducing costs and the carbon footprint on production. It includes Payroll, Payslip, Payscales, CrewStart™ and Digital Purchase Order as well as Production Card.

Sargent-Disc is an independently verified carbon neutral company and an albert partner.

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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.

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

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