Cast and Crew, provider of software and services for the entertainment production industry, has acquired UK-based Sargent-Disc, as announced by Eric Belcher, Chief Executive Officer.
Sargent-Disc provides film and television payroll, accounting, software and services as well as its Digital Production Office suite of software solutions including CrewStart, Digital Purchase Order and the SD Production Card – designed to improve efficiencies and reduce carbon emissions on production.
“The addition of Sargent-Disc to the Cast & Crew family marks an important milestone in our company’s history as we enter the UK and various international markets,” said Eric Belcher, Chief Executive Officer of Cast & Crew. “Sargent-Disc is a family-owned company with integrity, expertise and an excellent reputation for customer service and cutting-edge solutions tailored to UK and international productions. Not only are we excited about the commercial prospects, but we truly value our alignment with Sargent-Disc in terms of our shared values, corporate culture and vision for the rapid technological transformation of our industry.”
Sargent-Disc will continue to function under its own brand with its current staff based at its headquarters in Beaconsfield, UK. Laurence Sargent and Lara Sargent will continue to oversee the operations of Sargent-Disc and lead international growth efforts for the combined company.
“We are delighted to be joining forces with Cast & Crew. Their payroll, digital products and residuals have been at the forefront of industry innovation and we are looking forward to driving the international expansion of Cast & Crew,” says Lara Sargent. Dr. Laurence Sargent adds, “Our ethos and strategies are well aligned, and this deal provides us with an opportunity to better support the needs of our clients through the complexities of international production. Our combined cultures and focus on customer service excellence will enhance our ability to deliver innovative Digital Production Office® solutions – providing our clients with an unparalleled suite of services.”
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