"I was speaking with Ellen Archer," Brown said. "I saw her one day last week, and she said they booked 80 hotel rooms. She came up and said, 'I just want to thank you for that movie you brought,'" Brown continued, saying local restaurants and other businesses had seen increased sales thanks to the production company.
"I think on the restaurants there was a little misunderstanding, too, because they [the crew] used the restaurants. They didn't go in and identify themselves, but I know they were there for it. They bought a lot of stuff from Kroger and Ingles, I believe. They bought some stuff from Home Depot and Lowes."
Cartersville Mayor Matt Santini said another part of the production added to the local economy: the film's caterer.
"The catering company out of Atlanta, they were purchasing all the fruits and vegetables at the local grocery stores. They were buying 70 bags of ice a day. So those support companies were doing business locally that helped the economy," he said.
Santini added that the film, along with other productions such as "The Three Stooges," are a "feather in the cap" for the city and he hopes the county and city can "get a reputation for being a prime movie location."
Brown also was pleased with how easy it was to work with the production company. When the production contract called for a county employee to supervise filming in the courthouse -- to ensure nothing was damaged -- the production company paid the employee's salary.
The company also made two $2,500 donations to Relay for Life and the Boys and Girls Club of America as a way to thank the community for its support, which pleased Santini.
"I'm real happy with the fact that they've donated money to local charities just to give back to the community that was very good to them while they were here," he said.
Beau Turpin, who acted as a representative for the film's producers, said shooting in Bartow County and Cartersville was a pleasure for the cast and crew because of the area's "warm reception."
"It was neat to be able to film here, to be here for two weeks. I would absolutely suggest that other people film here. It was a very warm community, very accessible. Everything you need to make a film happen [is here]. You have office stores, you have hotels, you have restaurants, you have friendly people and the hotels are close. All the things that you would need to get done are here and accessible. So it's definitely been a very good experience for all," Turpin said.
When asked, Brown said he would be happy to have another production come here to shoot a film.
"Sure I would, if they were nice as those people were," he said.