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Toni Myers during the world premiere of the film "A Beautiful Planet"

Toni Myers (29 September 1943 – 18 February 2019) [1] was a Canadian film editor, writer, director, and producer, best known for her 3D IMAX work. [2] Her most recent film was 2016's A Beautiful Planet . [3]

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References

  1. "Imax Space Doc Director Toni Myers Dies at 75". The Hollywood Reporter . Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  2. "Toni Myers biography and filmography | Toni Myers movies". Tribute.ca. Retrieved 2016-09-09.
  3. "'A Beautiful Planet': Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter . Retrieved 2016-09-09.