Lights, cameras, security

UNDER Gina Field's watchful eye, the megastars aligned.

Nepean Regional Security was plucked from its Penrith base and employed to protect the cast and crew of upcoming film The Wolverine as they took to the streets of Parramatta for filming last Friday to Monday.

After being approached by Fox Studios Australia manager Carl Wood, the company's employees guarded the stars, directors and stunt doubles trailers, managed the crowd of intrigued onlookers and controlled access to the set.

"What we saw transformed in front of our eyes was truly amazing," said Ms Field, the managing director of Nepean Regional Security.

"They turned the streets of Parramatta into a Japanese city.

"The way they signposted the buildings — right down to putting in fire hydrants, drink machines with Japanese food in it, parking signs and parking bicycles on the street as in Japan — was just amazing."

One of the main stars of the upcoming blockbuster is Australian actor Hugh Jackman.

Ms Field said she was blown away by his "down to earth" persona.

"He was quite happy to talk to people and to sit in the same hall, grab a plastic plate and eat lunch with everyone — security, police, the riggers and the extras," she said.

"He drove his own car, parked in the public car park we were looking after, of course, and was happy to comply with our instructions on parking."

Ms Field's company has also been called on to provide security during the filming of the movies A Few Best Men and The Great Gatsby.

In recognition of her management, Ms Field was recently named a 2012 finalist at the Telstra Business Women's Awards.

"I've been trying to become a finalist for six years," she said. "It was a pretty surreal experience, just being there.

"I couldn't believe it."

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