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The Star in the East

After his wife's sudden death, a baseball star races to fulfill her final wish and solve a 2,000 year-old mystery dating back to the first Christmas — that is, if deadly agents of a desperate European nobel don't catch him first.

Written by: John Adcox     [Contact Author]    Interview
Format: Screenplay
Starring Roles For: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
Chris Hemsworth
Jeremy Irons
In the Vein Of: National Treasure
Raiders of the Lost Ark
PS I Love You
Posted: 06/01/2011
Updated: 11/06/2017
Author Bio: John Adcox

Over the course of a 20-year career in advertising, marketing, and new media John Adcox has held a number of titles including Executive Producer, Vice President of Digital Media, Creative Director, Vice President of Marketing and Creative Services, and CEO. A few of his clients have included AT&T, Mercedes-Benz, Holiday Inn, Coca-Cola, UPS, SCANA, AutoTrader.com, Time Warner, Disney, Delta Airlines, 3M, Ford, and many more. In addition, he has hosted a radio show, acted professionally (although not since age 15), designed and written scripts for games, written a play for a professional theatre company, taught university astronomy, and written articles on topics including mythology, psychology, technology, religion, and marketing strategy.

After working in traditional media exclusively, John transitioned to digital in 1994 as Creative Lead and Producer for Cadmus Interactive, one of Atlantas first interactive agencies. Clients included Coca-Cola, Delta, Lucent, Holiday Inn, and more.

When the company was merged with the Martin Agency, John took a one-year contract position developing the first public relations program for MindSpring, and followed by creating the first interactive communications program for Travelers Group.

In 1997, he was named Vice President, Digital Media for Caribiner International, the worlds largest integrated communications firm. There, he led creative development of integrated communication and marketing campaigns. He also served as lead content strategist, creative director, and information architect.

Johns clients at Caribiner included Glaxo Wellcome, Bank One, IBM, 3M, Pfizer, Nortel, Johnson & Johnson, BMC Software, BellSouth, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Intel, Bass Hotels, Delta, Microsoft, and Clarus. When Caribiner was sold, John became Vice President, Marketing/Creative Services at Outweb, where he expanded the offer by more than 400 percent.

In 2004, John became Executive Producer and Senior Writer at PARIO, Inc., an award-winning cross-media communication agency, where he was responsible for maintaining high creative and strategic standards on both marketing and learning and performance improvement projects. In 2008, John became User Experience Lead and Content Strategist for BlacQube, where he focused on the yearlong redesign of the Mercedes-AMG Web site, and in 2009 worked on developing interactive television concepts with Beyond Z, the company that won the first-ever Primetime Emmy for Interactive Television, and on developing game content for mobile phones.

John is now concentrating on storytellinghe is the author of Blackthorne Faire. His many, many interests include books and literature, religion and philosophy, mythology, the Arthurian legends, travel, baseball, science fiction and fantasy, marketing communications, Celtic music and lore, new media, theatre, and politics, not to mention astronomy and cosmological physics.

Contest Results: WriteSafe (First Place)
ChristianScreenwrite.com (First Place)
StoryPros Awards (Semifinalist)
WriteMovies (Honorable Mention)