Speaker Details

Full Name
Loani Arman
Special Broadcasting Service
Scripted Commissioning Editor, SBS
Country (Address)
Loani Arman joined SBS in January 2022 as SBS Scripted Commissioning Editor, working across development and production of original scripted programming.

Prior to SBS, 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 and 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.
What we're looking for from Ready, Steady, Pitch!
SBS is seeking noisy, world class content that has clear points of difference. We want our audiences to be inspired by a richer and more diverse understanding of our world and we are looking for series that will be distinctive, thought provoking and push the boundaries of storytelling. We want clear creative vision and creatives attached who can deliver on the ambition of the show, while speaking to the SBS Charter. We’re open to all genres including speculative fiction, science fiction, magic realism, period drama, mystery/thriller, horror, family drama, neo-noir, dramedy and romance in 4 x 1 hour, 6 x 1 hour and 8 x 30mins formats.

Loani Arman is interested in taking pitches from creatives from historically under-represented backgrounds.
What we're talking about at the Marketplace Roundtable
Learn about what SBS Scripted are looking for, and how to pitch your scripted series.