He attended doctoral classes at the University of Chicago while working as a general reporter at the Sun-Times for a year.
In 1969, his review of Night of the Living Dead Ebert co-wrote the screenplay for the Russ Meyer film Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) and sometimes joked about being responsible for the film, which was poorly received on its release yet has become a cult classic. (1976) and Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens (1979), and other films, and were involved in the ill-fated Sex Pistols movie Who Killed Bambi?
(In April 2010, Ebert posted his screenplay of Who Killed Bambi?
as well as featuring more traditional film reviews in the "At The Movies" format presented by Christy Lemire and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky.
The last review he wrote was for the film To the Wonder, which he gave 3.5 out of 4 stars in a review for the Chicago Sun-Times. In 1995, Ebert, along with colleague Gene Siskel, guest-starred on an episode of the animated TV series The Critic.