LOS ANGELES (May 6, 2008) – The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) announced that its Primetime Negotiating Committee, comprised of 31 working actors, will commence formal talks with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) regarding a new three-year Exhibit A of the Network Code agreement tomorrow, Wednesday, May 7.

Exhibit A of the Network Code covers such AFTRA primetime network TV dramas and situation comedies as Rules of Engagement, Cashmere Mafia, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Flight of the Conchords, Dante’s Cove, The Reaper, and Til Death. AFTRA’s current primetime television contract expires June 30, 2008.

AFTRA’s negotiating team for the primetime talks will be headed by Primetime Negotiating Committee Chairman Matthew Kimbrough, along with AFTRA National President Roberta Reardon and AFTRA National Executive Director Kim Roberts Hedgpeth. The talks will take place at AMPTP headquarters in Encino, California.

AFTRA will adhere to a press blackout during the talks.