Probably it is best that I said nothing much at this event. But if I had thought about it, I would probably have said something like, "There have been several periods of my life when I have been lucky to work with a group of people who turn out to be extraordinarily talented. And as time passes it becomes clear how fortunate I was to be able to work with all of you. I also feel that for a variety of reasons that were not exactly under the control of Brad and myself, we were not always able to provide the working conditions that everyone deserved to have. It is one of the reasons that I did not want to start another production company, or even another company, as I did not want to repeat the same mistakes and without proper funding, that was the likely result. Again, I want to say, it has been a privilege to work with all of you."
But I was too tired to even think about this until everyone had left.