No. There are even some other professional processes out there delivering better quality, e.g. Agenzia Luce in Italy and Mr Wehner in Germany.
Again wrong. There is for example Agenzia Luce in Italy and Arka in Paris, France. AFAIK there is also one in Australia, too. Agenzia offers almost all BW films as slide, and Arka has recently extended its range of films, too.