MACON, Ga. -- Officials with Visit Macon attended Tuesday's Macon-Bibb committee meeting to show commissioners how much the movie industry is affecting the area.

A location scout said Macon is attractive to film industry officials because of it's affordability and the willingness of the locals to help.

Aaron Buzza with Visit Macon says the Netflix film shoot last month brought in a significant amount of money.

"They have more than $170,000 to off-duty police deputies," Buzza said. "As for production, they spent more than one million [dollars] locally and $2,741 in hotel/motel room stays and $165,000 crews per day -- which is ultimately spent back to the community."

Buzza says that this year, Macon has seen two films, two episodes, one pilot episode and multiple documentaries shot in downtown Macon. He added that last year, Macon saw just one film in total.

Buzza says Netflix also brought in $15,000 in parking.