Deric Washburn (born June 2, 1937) is an American screenwriter.
Washburn was born in Buffalo, NY and grew up in Providence, RI. He graduated from Harvard College, A.B. English Literature, in 1959. His early career was that of a playwright, penning the off-Broadway plays Ginger Anne and The Love Nest.
He is best known for co-writing the original screenplay of The Deer Hunter with Michael Cimino.