The SolidLine Crew Car prepares to film the shotgun start!
More than 500 runners and walkers woke up early on Saturday, September 25 to help support Bears Care and benefit local disadvantaged families by participating in the 8th annual Midtown 5K Run & Walk, hosted by Midtown Athletic Club in Palatine, IL and sponsored by SolidLine Media for the 8th straight year.

Former Chicago Bears Emery Moorehead and Jim Schwantz joined in the fun which included a 3.1-mile run/walk and post race party featuring plenty of food and live entertainment courtesy of 5K sponsors.

"At Midtown, we are devoted to making our community a better place," said Robyn Kove, Midtown Athletic Club Palatine director of marketing and member connections who also serves as 5K race director. "We are proud that so many community members responded to our call to action and contributed to our donation to Bears Care to help us improve the lives of many of our neighbors."

Proceeds from the 8th annual Midtown 5K Run & Walk benefit Bears Care, the charitable beneficiary of the Chicago Bears, which is committed to improving the quality of life for people in the Chicagoland community, especially disadvantaged children and their families, through targeted programs supporting education, youth athletics and medical research and health awareness programs focusing on breast and ovarian cancer.

SolidLine has been a premier sponsor of the event since its beginning 8 years ago. Over the years more than 4,000 runners have participated helping to raise over $150,000 for the Bears Care charity.


SolidLine’s new patient safety film, "From Tears to Transparency...The Story of Michael Skolnik," is set to debut at The Children's Hospital in Aurora, Colorado on Tuesday, October 26, 2010. Patient safety and medical dignitaries from around the country will be on hand for the premiere, as well as the Transparent Health team who have developed the "From Tears to Transparency" series. The debut will mark the 2nd in a series of 12 films SolidLine is producing along with Transparent Health and is centered around the popular topic of Informed Consent and Shared Decision-Making. The "From Tears to Transparency...The Story of Michael Skolnik" trailer has been released and can now be seen online at the link below. For more information about Transparent Health and their patient safety mission, visit them online at

Click here to view the Trailer to the Film


SolidLine's new website features a rich online library of our work over the last decade. The productions are separated by category and provide detail about each project. This easy-to-use blog style database makes it simple to showcase SolidLine work to prospective clients or other interested viewers. Check out the library, and be sure to view our new Motion Graphic and 3d Animation reels, as well as our company promo, 2010 ShowReel and customer testimonial videos. It's all right here!

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Last Month's Puzzler

Your bed and light switch are 15 feet apart. Without using any object or mechanical device, no pole, no remote switch, how can you turn off the light and get into bed before the room is dark?

Congrats to last month's puzzler winner, Brad Belcaster from Belcaster Realty, who was the first to correctly identify the correct answer, "Turn off the light during the day." Thanks to all of those who responded, including the few who suggested getting a Clapper, which we all found quite amusing and should get credit for their creativity!

The New Puzzler!

October is here and that means Halloween is right around the corner. Here's a 'not so spooky' trivia question for you.

Last year the US produced 1.1 Billion pounds of pumpkins. One state produced the most, coming in at a whopping 419 Million pounds of the vined orange gourd. Which state produced the most pumpkins?

Think you know the answer? Send it in to Our first email with the right answer will win a special SolidLine prize!


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John Crimmins
Director, Marketing & Consulting Services


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Kristy Litz, Production Apprentice

Kristy is working with SolidLine for a few months under Hollywood's Film Connection program. The Film Connection helps to place those interested in pursuing a job in the production industry with a real world experience to get a glimpse of what it's all about. And for the last 3 months Kristy has been on several shoots and shadowed editing and graphics as she learns more about the world of SolidLine (we told her not to take any notes!), and the production industry.

What's unique about what SolidLine does that you did now know about before your apprenticeship?

Not to give away any behind-the-scenes secrets, but the real magic happens in the office when the shoes come off. You know the SolidLine Media crew are serious if you are looking at socks. I think that footwear must prevent a higher level of focus, because when it comes off, the office is a whirlwind of ideas and solutions and that's when things really get accomplished.

What has been your most favorite shoot so far?

I loved working on the Transparent Health project. It was the perfect example of how you can have fun even when working on a serious, important subject. I got an insight into the production process, and learned that in order to have such a good time and a successful shoot. It takes a lot of planning and talent.

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