NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

Television producer Marian Inova, formerly with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, has been awarded the first-place 1990 Blue Pencil-Gold Screen Award by the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC).

Inova, an independent television and video consultant, won the award for her production of "Voyager: The Grand Tour," a four and one-half minute long impressionistic retrospective of the Voyager mission to the outer planets.

Judges from national news outlets and other organizations selected the winners from among more than 850 entries. Categories included television, film, still photography and the print media. The competition is open each year to writers, photographers, broadcasters and other communicators in federal, state and local government.

A graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, Inova received her master's degree in motion pictures/television in 1981.

She joined JPL in March 1982 and worked as a producer in the Audio-Visual Section until February 1990, when she became an independent producer.

A resident of the San Fernando Valley, Inova is currently working on two documentaries, one to concentrate on environmental issues and another one-hour holiday special.

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