Participant, Tapestry set for 'Wage'


NEW YORK -- Participant Media and "Wedding Crashers" producer Tapestry Films are making "Minimum Wage," a comedy about a thieving corporate exec sentenced to live on minimum wage in the town his company bankrupted.

Tapestry's partners Peter Abrams, Robert Levy and Andrew Panay will produce the feature based on a to-be-completed script from Tegan West ("The Cave") and fellow actor Scott Atkinson.

Participant's vp Creative Affairs and Production Jodi Zuckerman acquired the pitch from and will oversee the film alongside Tapestry's Michael Schreiber, an executive producer on the project.

The project is one of Participant's recent initiatives to produce broad but socially conscious comedies under the direction of executive vp production Jonathan King, expanding from the more serious films that have defined it such as "Standard Operating Procedure." But the film is familiar turf for the Fox-based Tapestry, which produced "National Lampoon's Van Wilder," "The Wedding Planner" and "She's All That."