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Dear subscriber,

In this issue of the Sargent-Disc newsletter, we bring you information on updates to Classic Vista and news of the extension of the UK film tax relief, with detail of how it works and how to access it. We also bring you a selection of Global Vista training videos, the latest Movie Magic updates, news of upcoming training, and eligibility for skillset bursaries.

Budgeting for filming in the UK?


As the UK government has recently confirmed the extension of the UK tax relief, Sargent-Disc has produced an insight article into budgeting for filming in the UK. The principles that are described in Movie Magic Budgeting can be applied to any international jurisdiction. If you have any news about using movie magic budgeting internationally contact

Read Sargent-Disc's Insight article Budgeting for filming in the UK

Read Sargent-Disc's Insight article UK film tax relief

UK industry pay scales


As part of Sargent-Disc's newly launched on-line payroll service, SD online 2.0, customers are now able to access UK industry pay scales. Pay scales are available across a range of departments and grades, to help with budgeting.

Click here to learn more about SD Online 2.0

For more information about accessing pay scales, contact us at Sargent-Disc

Vista Accounting - Did you know?


Global Vista - Did you know?

Vista Accounting is the industry standard cost reporting tool which allows you to track production incentives on your production. As part of Entertainment Partners’ educational programme, a range of tutorial videos have been produced to help users of Global Vista.

Click here to watch the Global Vista tutorials

Classic Vista Accounting upgrade.

As part of Entertainment Partners’ commitment to developing and improving products, Classic Vista’s 16-bit records are being upgraded to 32-bit to increase performace and deliver faster reporting.

Find out more about Classic and Global Vista

Upcoming Sargent-Disc training

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%.

Movie Magic Budgeting

Location: Pinewood Studios
Date: 12 December, 2011
Time: 14:00
Fees: £150 (exc VAT)

Movie Magic Scheduling

Location: Pinewood Studios
Date: 19 December, 2011
Time: 10:00
Fees: £150 (exc VAT)

Introduction to Vista Accounting

Location: Pinewood Studios
Date: 20 January, 2011
Time: 10:00
Fees: n/a

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

24 March - 1 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.

10 - 13 January 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.

Congratulations Naomi

Naomi Thomas
Payroll Manager

Congratulations to Naomi Thomas, Payroll Manager at Sargent-Disc, for working with us for 10 years.

Thank you for your commitment, hard work and enthusiasm!


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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.

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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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