Nelson starts new rep company


Veteran entertainment transactional attorney Peter Nelson, who has negotiated landmark deals including Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and David Duchovny's "X-Files" deal, has left the firm he founded in 1986 with Patty Felker and formed a new one with longtime law partner George Davis.

The Los Angeles-based Nelson Davis firm will continue repping writers, directors and actors. Joining the two attorneys will be Mark Wetzstein, who comes from Nelson's former firm as well. Nelson brings with him key clients, including Jackson and Duchovny.

Davis' clients include writer Julian Fellowes, director Tom Vaughan and actor Ed Westwick. Wetzstein's clients include actor Ian McShane and "Jericho" creator Jonathan Steinberg.