Commissioning Editor, SBS Scripted

Loani Arman

Commissioning Editor, SBS Scripted

Loani Arman joined SBS in January 2022 as SBS Scripted Commissioning Editor, working across development and production of original scripted programming.

Prior to SBS, most recently Loani was a Content Director at Screen Queensland where she led their development programs and initiatives. Earlier in her career, she was the Drama Associate for Showtime Australia, working across original drama commissions including Cloudstreet and Tangle.  

As a screen creative, Loani has had an eight-part drama series developed through the Stan/Screen Queensland Premium Drama Fund, and in 2019, was selected for the Screen Queensland Australians in Film Charlie's Lab in LA to develop her comedy pilot, The Mother Load. Her digital documentary series, My Body Says, launched on ABC iView in 2020, winning the inaugural AIDC Best Short Form Award. In 2019, Loani was the winner of the AACTA Pitch Competition with her short, Our Greatest Escape

Loani celebrates her Indonesian-Australian heritage and champions representations of diversity.