Participant, Tapestry weave tale


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

Tapestry 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 vp creative affairs and production Jodi Zuckerman acquired the pitch 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, like "Standard Operating Procedure," that have defined it.

The film, however, is familiar turf for Fox-based Tapestry, which produced "National Lampoon's Van Wilder," "The Wedding Planner" and "She's All That."