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Roberto Cruz, Shani Hawes, and Roxzane T. Mims Join Alonge Hawes’s Series ‘Silver & Gold’

Alonge Hawes, Roxzane T. Mims, Roberto Cruz, and Shani Hawes

Following the announcement of the official title of Alonge Hawes’s series ‘Silver & Gold’, set to debut on Jaro Media this fall, news has broken that Roberto Cruz (Blue Collar Hustle) Shani Hawes (Black On Both Sides) and Roxzane T. Mims (Greenleaf) have officially joined the cast as series regulars.  

Created, directed, and written by Hawes, ‘Silver & Gold’ is described as a “blend of comedy, action, drama, and Afro-futurism set against the backdrop of Atlanta’s criminal underground”. No further details or story synopsis have been made available beyond the fact that the talented trio of Cruz Jr, Hawes, and Mims will be joining previously announced series leads Quentin Williams (Blue Collar Hustle) and Brittaney Traylor ( Black On Both Sides).  

Alonge Hawes most recently served as the creator, director, writer, and star of the critically acclaimed digital series ‘Black On Both Sides’, which ran for two seasons on Seeka.TV. Before that he was the creator & star of the series ‘Blue Collar Hustle’, which ran for two seasons on both Seeka.TV and Kweli TV. 

Roberto Cruz most recently directed the upcoming documentary ‘It Was Written’, the story of his seven-year-old daughter, basketball phenom Sosa Cruz. Previously he co-starred in both ‘Black On Both Sides’ and ‘Blue Collar Hustle’ alongside Hawes, the latter for which he won a producer’s award from the Southern Shorts Film Awards. Cruz is repped by Sourgang Entertainment. 

Shani Hawes, a frequent collaborator of her brother, most recently co-starred in both seasons of ‘Black On Both Sides’, for which she was bestowed the Platinum award for Best Actress by the L.A. Shorts Awards. She also served as producer and co-star for ‘Blue Collar Hustle’, for which she was named Best Actress by the Virgin Spring Cinefest for the series’ first season.

Roxzane T. Mims, a 40 year veteran of both film and television, was most recently seen on the Starz Channel original series ‘P-Valley’. She also co-starred for five seasons on the OWN Network original series Greenleaf. Mims is repped by Houghton Talent Inc. 

Silver & Gold’ is executive produced by Hawes under his company A Million Stories One Pen Productions. Jamal Mcclendon, Cordarol Sanders, Shani Hawes, Quentin Williams, Joshua Dennard, and Rodderick Fedd serve as producers.  

Jaro Media provides on-demand streaming access to a world of African American and Afrocentric digital media including video, visual arts, books, and music. Jaro’s unique platform integrates social media, customer control, and media access into an innovative user experience.

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