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Dear subscriber,

In this issue of the Sargent-Disc newsletter, we bring you information on changes to support for legacy Movie Magic products. We celebrate the achievements of this year's NFTS Production Management graduates and spotlight the sources of funding available in Sweden.

Movie Magic Legacy Product Support


From May 1, 2012, free support will not longer be available to users of legacy Movie Magic products. Computer operating systems have advanced considerably making some of this early software incompatible and many of the issues customers experience are due to fundamental changes in operating systems.

Upgrading your software

We highly recommend upgrading to the current Movie Magic Budgeting 7 and Movie Magic Scheduling 5 applications to ensure the best user experience. The current Movie Magic product line has free phone and email support, is compatible with the latest operating systems, and offers a range of powerful new functionality.

Find out more here

NFTS 2012 Graduate Awards


Congratulations to the National Film and Television School (NFTS) who are celebrating their 40th year. At this year's NFTS 2012 Show Sargent-Disc presented three awards and Movie Magic prizes in recognition of student excellence in Production Management.


The quality of production was quite extraordinary, a real testament to their hard work. Congratulations to all of the graduates!

To find out more, click here

Film Funding and Movie Magic in Sweden


Film Funding in Sweden

Sweden has a vibrant production community and producers are actively seeking to work on co-productions with other countries. Finance is available for domestic and co-production films through the SFI and a network of regional screen agencies. We have written an insight into sources of film funding in Sweden.

Click here to learn more

Movie Magic Budget Template

The Swedish Film Institute (SFI), recently launched a new budget template designed to be used by productions seeking funding from the SFI. Sargent Disc was invited to run a two day training programme on Movie Magic Budgeting to coincide with the launch.

Find out more

Upcoming Sargent-Disc training

Skillset Funding

Some great news for anyone planning on attending one of Sargent-Disc's courses, you could be eligible for Skillset funding. Under the Skillset Management and Leadership support programme, eligible freelancers can receive up to 80% of their training costs and eligible permanently employed applicants up to 50%.

New Training Facility

We are please to announce that our new training facility is now up and running to help make your training session as productive as possible.

Introduction to Vista Accounting

Location: Pinewood Studios
Date: 20 April, 2012
Time: 10:00
Fees: n/a

Movie Magic Budgeting

Location: Pinewood Studios
Date: 11 May, 2012
Time: 14:00
Fees: £199 (exc VAT)

Movie Magic Scheduling

Location: Pinewood Studios
Date: 166 April & 11 May, 2011
Time: 10:00
Fees: £199 (exc VAT)

Sargent-Disc offers a range of training courses on EP software tailored to your requirements from our offices in Pinewood Studios. Email to book your place on a date that fits your schedule.


London Film Academy training

The London Film Academy is an exciting and innovative venture in practical film training based in the hub of one of the worlds leading film capitals. LFA runs professional-standard practical training in all the key areas of filmmaking. All tutors are working professionals.

Producing: Movie Magic
Budgeting & Scheduling

21 - 22 and 28 - 29 April 2012

LFA runs a specialised course to train producers to use this industry software taught by working industry professionals. The course will be run over two weekends, combining lectures, practical demonstrations using computer projection, group tutorials and one-to-one tuition, incorporating valuable advice from a professional producer's point of view.

How to get the software


Our reseller network

Choose from a list of resellers throughout Europe

Find a reseller

Order online

Order your software from the Sargent-Disc webstore

Browse our store online


Screen Academy Scotland

Scheduling & Budgeting
(EP/Movie Magic)

Edinburgh Skillset Screen and Media Academy is a collaboration between two of Scotland's leading screen practice educators - Edinburgh Napier University and Edinburgh College of Art. One of three Skillset Screen & Media Academies in the UK it provides practice-led education, CPD and training, delivered in partnership with the screen industry.

12 - 13 April 2012

Working on an award winning short drama written by Michael Cumes (Screen Academy Scotland MA Screenwriting graduate 2010), you will learn how to budget, break down a script and make your own scheduling board so that you understand the process of scheduling and budgeting. You will then get hands on experience with the industry standard Movie Magic Scheduling & Budgeting software.

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.

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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, EP Vista Accounting and Vismax across Europe.

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


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

Find out more about our Accounting services

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.

Find out more about our Payroll services

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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