Events in Film & Television in September 1999

  • Sep 1 56th Venice Film Festival: "Yi ge dou bu neng shao" directed by Zhang Yimou wins Golden Lion

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 2 "Being John Malkovich" premieres directed by Spike Jonze, starring John Cusack and Cameron Diaz

Actress Cameron Diaz
Actress
Cameron Diaz
  • Sep 8 US Attorney General Janet Reno names former Senator John Danforth to head an independent investigation of the 1993 fire at the Branch Davidian church near Waco, Texas in response to revelations in the film "Waco The Rules of Engagement"

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 8 "American Beauty", directed by Sam Mendes and starring Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, and Thora Birch, premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 2000)

Music awardsMusic Awards

Sep 9 16th MTV Video Music Awards: Lauryn Hill & Will Smith win

Singer-Songwriter Lauryn Hill
Singer-Songwriter
Lauryn Hill
Actor Will Smith
Actor
Will Smith

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 10 "Fight Club" film based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk, directed by David Fincher and starring Edward Norton and Brad Pitt premieres at the Venice Film Festival

Actor and Producer Brad Pitt
Actor and Producer
Brad Pitt
  • Sep 12 51st Emmy Awards: The Practice, Ally McBeal, Dennis Franz & Edie Falco win

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

Sep 20 TV crime procedural "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" created by Dick Wolf, starring Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni premieres on NBC

Crime Drama TV Producer Dick Wolf
Crime Drama TV Producer
Dick Wolf
Actress Mariska Hargitay
Actress
Mariska Hargitay

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Sep 22 "The West Wing" created by Alan Sorkin and starring Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe and Richard Schiff, debuts on NBC