Atlanta Actress Tamika Parrish Lands Role in Upcoming Sony Pictures Classics Feature Film "The Leisure Seeker"

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Actress Tamika Parrish books supporting role in the upcoming Sony Pictures Classics feature film “The Leisure Seeker� working opposite Dame Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland, proving that the Atlanta talent pool is growing and getting stronger.

Atlanta, GA, February 14, 2018 — It’s no secret that the number of television and film productions in Atlanta are increasing every year and local actress, Tamika Parrish has shown that you no longer need to move to Los Angeles or New York to land principle roles. Tamika, represented by Sol Talent Agency, submitted her self-taped audition and landed a supporting role in the upcoming Sony Pictures Classics feature film The Leisure Seeker, starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Michael Zadoorian and directed by Paolo Virzi, where a runaway couple goes on one last unforgettable cross-country journey together in their old family camper called The Leisure Seeker. Tamika plays the role of a Pregnant Cop, who approaches the camper as it is blocking traffic in the middle of a southern town.

“It’s a great time to be an actor in Atlanta! Over the last few years the number of TV & Film productions shooting here have noticeably increased, creating more jobs for us actors here in the region. We’re working with Hollywood stars, landing principle roles and living our dreams. Producers and Directors are seeing that Atlanta has a strong talent pool and that we’re ready to work! It’s really wonderful,” says Parrish.

As more productions look to hire Atlanta talent, actors in the region are making sure that their skills, headshots and self-taped auditions are all of high quality. Actors in this region know that self-taped auditions are predominately requested versus the typical in-person auditions in Los Angeles and New York. Atlanta actors have become very skilled at producing quality taped auditions demonstrating that Atlanta actors want the work to continue to flow into the region.

“My goal is to be a series regular on a television show. The opportunity is here in Atlanta! I encourage anyone that is looking to work as an actor in Atlanta to put your talent first. This is what continues to drive producers and directors to want to hire talent in Atlanta,� said Parrish.

While Georgia’s tax credit program continues to incentivize production companies (currently, up to 30% in tax credits to productions that spend at least $500,000 in the state), the film industry in Atlanta is expected to continue to ramp up providing even more work for Atlanta actors.

The Leisure Seeker opens in theaters on March 9, 2018.

To learn more about Tamika Parrish, visit www.tamikaparrish.com

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Sarah is a financial reporter, focusing on technology, national security, and policing. Before joining Daily Telescope she worked as a staff writer at Fast Company and spent two years as a foreign correspondent in Turkey. Her work has been published in Al Jazeera America, The Nation, Vice News, Motherboard, and many other outlets.
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