EAU CLAIRE, WIS. - Filming has begun on a new movie detailing the lumber industry in western Wisconsin. "The Lumber Baron," a fictional account of a family lumber business set in 1910 Chippewa Valley, is currently being filmed in various locations around Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.

According to the Leader-Telegram,  "The Lumber Baron" marks the first feature-length film written and produced by Karen Hurd. It follows medical student Daniel Rimsdale who returns to the area following his father's death and faces the dilemma over whether to pursue his career or save the family’s lumber business. Conflict comes from Silas Lynch, who hopes to acquire the Rimsdale family mansion and the rumored treasure it contains.

Production is expected to wrap up in early 2018. "The Lumber Baron" is based off one of Hurd's earlier plays.

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